Along with rather a lot of other people I was very intrigued by the recent release of What a Tanker! - the latest set of rule from the stable of the Too Fat Lardies. Mindful of my reputation of never indulging on a whim I decided to invest in a set on the grounds that they are WW2 and also that tanks will feature when I get around to the Tunisian campaign in due course.
These rules are not designed as a detailed simulation of WW2 tank combat - rather they are more a Commando comic style of game and so should appeal to most methinks! I know that Dan Mersey of Lion/Dragon Rampant and The Men Who Would be Kings fame is working on something similar with the Plastic Soldier Company which is not really surprising given the amount of tanks kits available from them. I have not read the rules in any great detail but I rather like the idea of improving your crew over time thereby gaining certain advantages.
I could even feel a Wittman bocage-fest or even something from 'Fury' coming on....
I must confess to being a little bit of a tread head and suspect that this is a throwback to my Airfix modelling days. Nowadays of course some lovely models are available on a fast assembly basis and in a bewildering variety of types and scales. My preferred scale would be 20mm and I already have in mind what I want to get. Tunisia features a good selection of tank types from the Tiger 1 downwards so there is a lot of potential. In fact it means I could game the period without worrying about the rest of the kit - infantry and support weapons etc. - if I wanted to. That is certainly something to think about as even I can turn out tanks pretty quickly should the need arise.
As is usual with the Lardies rules there are bits and pieces available to download from their website to help with the game and the rules are also available as a PDF.
This is going to be fun.